Monday, May 23, 2016

The National Organization for Women Is Still Defending Rolling Stone's Rape Hoaxer "Jackie"

   I think that Young is stretching with most of the other examples here. Some of them are old, the police have to remain circumspect, etc...  But there's no excuse for NOW continuing to pretend that "Jackie" isn't lying. And giving an award to Emma Sulkowicz (aka mattress girl)???  Appalling. It would be better if more feminists came out and unequivocally disavowed at least "Jackie"... But extremism means never having to admit you were wrong, and the contemporary vanguard of feminism is nothing if not extreme. They mostly seem to have dropped the case and moved on...not optimal, and indicative of how irrational the feminist vanguard has become...but not really surprising to anyone who's been paying attention.
   It's kinda too bad what happened to feminism, but at least it accomplished most of the important things before it went over the edge--and the average feminist in the street is probably still pretty reasonable.


Blogger The Mystic said...

For what it's worth, my Mom, an ardent '60s era feminist, had absolutely no clue what I was talking about when I mentioned some of the material covered on this blog. She remains convinced that it must be a very small amount of people whose beliefs are being blown out of proportion because of its crazy factor.

So, it may be that many sensible feminists have gone into a sort of retreat from public discussion (perhaps after having largely accomplished their goals, as you note), and, as you also noted, that left crazies who were dissatisfied with the lack of radical things to do in the name of feminism.

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